Human Resources Analyst Salary

For Human Resources Analysts, yearly average wages total $53K annually. Including potential bonuses and profit sharing proceeds (more than $7K for each in exceptional cases) overall income bottoms out near $37K and hits $74K on the high end. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, Human Resources Analysts enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Human Resources Analysts make up most of the survey respondents at 74 percent. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$37,771 - $73,553
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$38K
$53K
$74K
MEDIAN: $52,548
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$15.05 - $29.13
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$29
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$37,771 - $73,553  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,882  
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $6,773  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,336 - $73,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 849
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.05 - $29.13  
   
Overtime
$14.19 - $44.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,882  
   
Profit Sharing
$199.33 - $6,773  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$37,336 - $73,759  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152
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Job Description for Human Resources Analyst

A human resource analyst uses various techniques and computer programs to analyze data related to their organization's human resources department. They collect, analyze, and use this data to provide management with valuable information on how to attract better candidates, how to better motivate current employees, how to address current staffing issues, and how to meet laws and regulations related to staffing.

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Human Resources Analyst Tasks

  • Review, interpret and recommend changes to human resources policies.
  • Collect and analyze human resources data; track trends and developments in employee analyses.
  • Administer human resources functions, such as recruitment, reviews, compensation studies, leave and benefits administration.
  • May assist with payroll administration.

Common Career Paths for Human Resources Analyst


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Human Resources Analysts may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Human Resources Director. The latter position pays an average of $78K annually. More often than not, a Human Resources Manager role is the next step for Human Resources Analysts moving up in the field. Human Resources Managers usually make $58K per year. Many other Human Resources Analysts choose to take on a Human Resources Generalist role, where salaries are typically $47K.

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Popular Skills for Human Resources Analyst


Human Resources Analysts report using a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Human Resources Information System, Project Management, Benefits & Compensation, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Those listing Spanish Language as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay. Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Word also typically command lower compensation. Those familiar with Microsoft Excel also tend to know Data Analysis and Human Resources Information System (HRIS).

Pay by Experience Level for Human Resources Analyst

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $50K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $54K. On average, Human Resources Analysts make $59K following one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than 20 years of experience can't seem to boast paychecks reflecting that extensive experience, though; veteran Human Resources Analysts report making only $57K on average.

Pay Difference by Location


For those looking to make money, Human Resources Analysts in Boston enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 23 percent above the national average. Human Resources Analysts can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Francisco (+20 percent), New York (+15 percent), Chicago (+15 percent), and Washington (+12 percent). Location significantly influences compensation, with Nashville Human Resources Analysts earning much less — 29 percent less — than the national average. Employers pay around 16 percent less in Baton Rouge and 2 percent less in Seattle, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Experience Affects Human Resources Analyst Salaries




National Average
$52,000


Skills That Affect Human Resources Analyst Salaries

Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
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Project Management
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Benefits & Compensation
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Data Analysis
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Human Resources
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Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$52,000

Powerpoint
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Recruiting
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Microsoft Access
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HTML
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Oracle
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Spanish Language
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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